Posted Tue May 29, 2018 at 06:00 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
The displays are now compatible with Alexa-enabled devices.
LG has announced the launch the of the LG SmartThinQ Skill for Amazon Alexa. With the new skill, users who own a 2018 LG OLED TV or 2018 LG SUPER UHD TV with AI ThinQ can now control their display via voice commands through an Alexa-enabled product.
"The addition of Amazon Alexa compatibility to our 2018 LG AI-enabled TVs spotlights LG’s commitment to developing category-leading TVs that combine innovative technologies with the widest range of convenient, user-friendly interfaces," said Tim Alessi, head of home entertainment product marketing at LG Electronics USA. "LG’s open platform-open partnership- open connectivity ecosystem enables LG AI products to work with the most popular smart platforms to deliver the most convenient and customized smart home experience tailored to a consumer’s specific lifestyle."
The LG SmartThinQ Skill is compatible with existing Alexa-enabled devices, including Amazon Echo, Echo Show, Echo Dot, Echo Spot and Echo Plus units, enabling voice control for TV functions like volume, play, pause, start, stop, fast forward, channel selection, and content search. Likewise, the feature also allows customers to open specific LG webOS Smart TV apps through simple commands like "Alexa, ask LG to launch YouTube on my bedroom TV." In addition, users can ask Alexa to talk to their LG display in order to control other supported Wi-Fi-enabled smart appliances in their connected ecosystem.
And beyond compatibility with Amazon Alexa-enabled devices, LG's 2018 OLED and SUPER UHD TVs also feature LG's own ThinQ AI tech with Google Assistant for integrated voice control via the included remote control. Likewise, 2018 LG ThinQ TVs can be controlled through separate Google Assistant products (like the Google Home) as well.
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